State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

The Department of Public Justice at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Posting Date:  August 12, 2016

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment:   August 2017

Description of Responsibilities: Will teach core and elective courses, including scholarly activity and publication, student advisement, and active participation in departmental and college committees.  In addition to teaching a wide range of core courses, will teach elective courses according to area of specialization. Some instruction may include online and at the Metro Center, our new branch campus in Syracuse.

In addition, the candidate will be expected to display a strong potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or terminal degree in Criminal Justice, or closely related field, is required by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: A specialization in policing and/or corrections is desirable. Scholarly and/or instructional expertise in racial, class, and other social inequalities is also desirable.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Dr. Paul Tomascak, Search Committee Chair

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department:  Public Justice is a multidisciplinary liberal arts program with over 400 majors and minors based in the social and behavioral sciences with a focus on criminal justice. The faculty comprises six full-time and several part-time instructors.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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